Syria: Israel does not genuinely want peace

Israel "pursues aggressive policies and operations, which contradict the atmosphere needed for peace", said Syrian FM Walid al-Moallem at a meeting with Foreign Ministers from other Arab nations preceding the Damascus Summit due to commence on Saturday. The Syrian FM claimed that unlike Syria, Israel does not have a true political desire for peace. In his opening speech at the meeting, al-Moallem said that "the aggressive policies and actions that Israel undertakes and which are supported unconditionally by the US, create a situation that is not conducive to achieving peace".